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Welcome to Gifty Galore 2016!

Our new Gifty Galore Christmas project season begins July 18th this year and runs through December 19th! And, Anita is back with more wonderful designers! 

We are using the book, Fast, Fun, and More Gifty. It is compiled and written especially for us! Our newest Gifty book is the best ever for preparing a gift-giving extravaganza. There are even MORE small and quick projects. Hey, you'll be able to use the projects in this book all year long!

Get ready… prepare your sewing space, oil the machine, and finish up any UFOs because you’re going to be busy! I challenge you to keep up with us!

  1. Time frame is from July 18th - December 19th, 2016 for the weekly projects.
  2. Please post all project questions on Notions where you will find the complete blog. All information is kept together there for reference later and It's much easier to find!
  3. You can join at any time. If you are not a member of our Quilt With Us Community, click the "Signup and Join" box in the upper-right corner. Once you're a member, you will see a green plus sign and a link to join "Gifty Galore” in the upper-right of the group page. Clicking on the link will allow you to join Gifty Galore.

Discussion Forum


Started by Cindy. Last reply by Agnes / NW Ontario Apr 27, 2018. 98 Replies

Block size                12 1\2" unfinished to finish at 12" Pattern .                  Log CabinColors .                    Center 31\2" square jewel tone ( brights)                                 Logs cut at 2"                               …Continue

2017 Project list.

Started by Barbara S/IL. Last reply by Cindy Sep 5, 2017. 18 Replies

Here's a list of projects for 2017. This will be mostly free patterns as selected by group members. Everyone's welcome.#1 The Grim Ripper…Continue

Organizer Box

Started by Mari. Last reply by Joanne Maner/TN Apr 19, 2017. 26 Replies

Rectangle Organizer Box:…Continue

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Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on May 16, 2010 at 3:22pm
Oh how funny, Diane! 1 stitch to the inch. DGS1 used to cross stitch with me, he was about 3, he would sit on my lap, and I would stick the needle in the hole, and he would pull it out. It was great. He still cross stitches once in a while, all by himself! Oh yeah, he is 12.
How funny, Carol, your DGD can't watch for the mail carrier! I bet she cracks you up!
We lived by a golf course once when we were in the Navy. All the neighborhood kids would find the golf balls that had been knocked over the fence, and sell them. I can still hear them - GOLF BALLS! Twenty five cents each! Man, they could make some money!
~Hoppy quilting~
Comment by Diane Gunter/Canada on May 16, 2010 at 10:00am
Well Ladies my 5 yr. old grandson wants to knit with Nana and sew. He knows the way to knit but the stitches keep falling off. But we have to pull it out everytime he comes.
As for sewing I drew a line on the fabric and gave him a rather large needle and showed him how to take stitches. His stitches are about 1 to the inch but he has the idea. He said"Next time Nana don't draw a line I know how to quilt!!!!" I think his father is not overly thrilled as he would rather he be out golfing with Grandpa, which he did yesterday. He has a real golf set which grandpa just had to get him for his birthday last Oct. They did 9 holes but by the 9th Kale was pretty pooped. He had about 20 - 30 swings each hole. He said he was sure glad Grandpa was buying him breakfast because golfing made him really hungry!
In the afternoon he and his 2yr. old brother washed golf balls for about 2 hours. It was great for mommy and I. Of course there was the odd fight as the 2 yr. old constantly took the 5 yr. olds golf balls. They had about 40 old ones but of course there was never enough.
BUT Grandkids are the best. They went home this morning!!!
Comment by Francine/Cda on May 16, 2010 at 8:55am
that's it Mari - you do so much work and your are soooooooooooo famous that you lose track of all the work - can't wait to see all of them -so it is not your memory
Comment by Mari/WA on May 16, 2010 at 7:37am
Such sweet stories about your grandchildren. I love reading them ~ thanks for sharing.

Francine ~ yes, I did write that table runner pattern. I wasn't sure which one you were talking about and, I forgot about it! I will NEVER be able to boast about my short term memory.
Comment by Pepper Smith on May 16, 2010 at 5:34am
Thanks so much everybody.One day she wanted to sew on my small machine so I let her.I thought I was crazy but she had a great time.She watches everything I do and she picked out her decoritive stitch and sewed it out on a scrap and changed stitches and kept going.She had a great time.She couldn't quite thread it tho.After having a bunch of boys she is a delight!
Comment by Gayle/La. on May 16, 2010 at 2:13am
Pepper, if you think she might be ready to earn to sew then you need to get some "charms" or something of that sort and sit with her and let her mimmic what you do and handsew those together and she can make her baby a quilt. If she can handles that then she will be ready to learn. My DGDs were not ready for sewing until recently and then they were old enough to teach themselves.
Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on May 15, 2010 at 8:43pm
I love their little minds. I talked to my granddaughter last evening and told her I had sent her a surprise in the mail and that it should get there in a day or two so "watch for the mail man". She said "Oh good Grandma, but I really can't watch for the mail carrier (note the non-sexist version of mailman) because he usually comes while I'm at preschool." I guess she thought I wanted her to literally stand in the driveway and watch for the truck till it got there.
Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on May 15, 2010 at 8:25pm
Oh I bet she really loves those sewing cards,nice and big and easy to handle. One day, you will just think that it's time to let her sew something by hand or on your machine. Then, there will be no looking back! She will be hooked just like we were. It's so much fun watching them play and seeing how their little minds work! My youngest DGS used to sit in the back seat of the car, amusing himself by bombing one of his hands with the other. That's a boy for ya. But, I could see his little mind just working. It's the best. Have fun with her!
~Hoppy quilting~
Comment by Pepper Smith on May 15, 2010 at 6:04pm
IThanks Froggie.I remember sewing doll clothes at an early age also.I bought sher some of those sewing cards and she can really whip them up so maybe I will get brave and give her a real needle.I let her play with my too small scraps and she folds them and wraps them around her dolls and imagines all kinds of creations.
Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on May 15, 2010 at 2:25pm
Oh how fun, Pepper! Grandsons do not want to have tea parties! They are fun in different ways. My friend, Lolly and I started making Barbie clothes when we were 5. We hand stitched pieces of fabric for Barbie sitting on my porch. I think if she likes sewing, let her play! Give her a couple of pieces of fabric to sew together, maybe keep adding to it, and then quilt it and bind it for her dolls! I wouldn't set her loose with the rotary cutter, and make sure she keeps those pretty little fingers away from the needle, but let her sew and see something she has made!
~Hoppy quilting~

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